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Real Name Lazarus Long   
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Nickname Burrito of Peace
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2015, 23:00 Burrito of Peace
 
Shineyguy wrote on Aug 18, 2015, 16:55:
90*, yes. Also above 50% humidity. Have fun with that...

We call that "spring" here.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2015, 11:05 Burrito of Peace
 
90 whole degrees for a blistering streak of 3 days! That's so cute.

It was already 80 on the way in to work at 0730.
 
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News Comments > Aquanox Deep Descent Kickstarter
5. Re: Aquanox Deep Descent Kickstarter Aug 18, 2015, 10:57 Burrito of Peace
 
Does the trailer show the same scene three times or am I missing something?  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Aug 17, 2015, 23:40 Burrito of Peace
 
Russia? Yeah, no thanks.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Double burrito Aug 16, 2015, 14:02 Burrito of Peace
 
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 13:38:
The burrito one is stupid. If all you want is "maximum possible quantity", then sure, that method works. SOME corn is more than NO corn? You don't say!

The reasoning is simple: they don't know what all you'll order so they put the "normal" amount of each item in as you ask for it. There's no "trick" here. Do you want a huge burrito that's made of several things you don't want? If you already like all of their bean/rice/veggies, you're already getting the larger burrito and you will gain nothing from following his "tips".


This. Also, Chipotle is terrible. Freebirds FTW!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 14, 2015, 12:43 Burrito of Peace
 
I have to agree with Axis that some of the "advice" in the article is pretty terrible.

The one that bothers me the most is "backup your data online". Sure, you could do that and expose your data to breaches, data mining, or just straight up internal snooping and internal theft. "B...b...but their EULA totally says that they won't look at my sutff!" Yeah, and I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you really cheap, too. Also, if you read that EULA carefully (and you probably didn't) you'll notice about six whole sections dedicated to telling you how you indemnify them against any damages as a result of any of the above actions.

If you don't outright own the device or service that your data is stored on, you don't control it and you are willingly trading your privacy for convenience. In my book, that makes you more than stupid, that makes you an idiot.

In addition, we need to start teaching users the principle of least privilege. It blows my mind that twenty years later, we're still letting Windows users run as administrators full time. You don't need administrative rights for every second that you're using a computer. In fact, you should have as little access as possible; only that which is necessary for you to complete your task. Is someone really going to try to make the argument that they need access to policy editing and disk management just to play The Witcher 3?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Aug 9, 2015, 18:05 Burrito of Peace
 
The use of the phrase "rogue-like" means an instant ignore from me. It's now as passe and overused as all the 8 bit crap that was being shoveled out last year.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2015, 12:25 Burrito of Peace
 
First world problems.  
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News Comments > The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest
2. Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Aug 6, 2015, 23:15 Burrito of Peace
 
Shy Gypsy Slyly Shyly Tryst By My Crypt.  
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
3. Re: Quote of the Day Aug 6, 2015, 10:41 Burrito of Peace
 
I appreciate the QotD, it's funny as Hell.

As an aside, do these people never take a public speaking course? Interviews like this are always full of interrupted sentences and incomplete thoughts.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
2. Re: Hardware Reviews Aug 5, 2015, 16:17 Burrito of Peace
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 13:00:
So clearly the guy advising against 6700k was wrong. Overclocks well, costs the same, runs fine, and the new z170 mainboards look awesome.

However, if you're already running either a 4770K or 4790K proc on a Z97 or X99 platform, there's not enough of a performance upgrade to really justify shelling out a ton of cash for a new proc, board, memory type, and specific SSD model to gain the maximum gain possible.

At this stage of CPU technology, we're at the point where almost everything produced in the past 5 years is fast enough for almost all users. How many of the games that we play are actually mulithreaded? Do I care any longer that my OS boots up 1.8 seconds faster than it did on the systems that I built a year ago? Hell, it's only within this year that we're starting to see 64bit become not just useable but a requirement, yet 64bit OSes have been available for more than a decade and 64bit procs have been out for very nearly a decade.

Broadwell was, for Intel, a massive stumble with delays and manufacturing problems plus getting itself kicked in the pants by the older Haswell and Haswell-E parts. Skylake is a recovery from that stumble but it's not enough because we're hitting the wall with Moore's. I think when we see a more widespread adoption of stackable memory (Whether AMD's HBA, Samsung's Triwhatever, or Intel-Micron's 3D Xpoint) and silicon-germanium wafers that that will be the time when we see the kinds of performance leaps we've become accustomed to for most of our lives. Right now, though, it's all just really incremental and not very large increments at that.

I was waiting to buy a Sager laptop with both a Skylake and 980M 8GB in it but, unless something from the mobile parts reveal at IDF in 13 days is OMGWTFBBQ, I don't really see a point in holding off that much longer.

I had great hopes for Skylake but now I'm rather disappointed.
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Trailer
9. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Trailer Aug 4, 2015, 17:51 Burrito of Peace
 
WOLVERIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINES!!!!!!!


I'll play it, I like the premise. Tired of "RAH RAH SUPER AWESOME US SOLDIER IS GREATEST THING EVAR!" shit.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 3, 2015, 23:12 Burrito of Peace
 
Upgraded to Win10 Pro when it came out, used the custom settings to disable everything, have it installed on an 840 Pro and running a 980. Zero problems, zero disk spikes, and boot up times ~10 sec mark.

Have another box that is roughly the same, except with an 850 Pro, double the memory, and it also has zero issues, zero disk spikes and boot up times ~10 sec mark.

The first system is a 4770K based system and the other one is a Xeon based system.

<shrugs>
I have no regrets in upgrading. Win10 is a fine platform for me to game on. YMMV.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2015, 16:05 Burrito of Peace
 
Verno wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 10:19:
It would be nice to get a break from the humidity for a few days. After the winter we had I shouldn't bitch too much but when its this humid even grilling is a chore.


Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh

Y'all are too cute. 102F with 30% humidity...and it's not even the hottest part of the day, yet.
 
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News Comments > Steam Security Hole Closed
25. Re: Steam Security Hole Closed Jul 27, 2015, 21:34 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 15:46:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 13:29:
Picture it, if you will:

A naked Gaben squatting

No! That is exactly what I did NOT want to picture, dammit!!

I laughed long and hard at your response, Creston. I sincerely thank you so very much for providing that laugh.
 
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News Comments > Steam Security Hole Closed
18. Re: Steam Security Hole Closed Jul 27, 2015, 13:29 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 12:40:
The thought of a Steam glory hole just makes me shudder...

Picture it, if you will:

A naked Gaben squatting in a steamy little 3x3 cubicle, a hole cut in to the wall. Sweat rolls down his quivering jowls to drip on to his flabby man-boobs resting atop the swell of his greasy and sweat-sheened belly.

A cock pushes through the hole and, in an instant, Gaben has his faced mashed against the wall as hard as he can, gurgling and choking while his head bounces back and forth.

On the other side, Gordan Freeman leans against the wall, a big shit eating grin on his face. Just before he finishes, he whispers "Let me give you the seed of inspiration for Half-Life 3" and then flat out bricks in Gaben's mouth.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 11:31 Burrito of Peace
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 11:08:
...like they added a half a person a day into the mix.

Man, why you gotta go and hate on double amputees like that?
 
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News Comments > Win10 Gamer Primer
17. Re: Win10 Gamer Primer Jul 22, 2015, 11:05 Burrito of Peace
 
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 10:45:
So what version of Linux or OSX you running?

Korora 21 with the 4.0.7 kernel...but nevermind that now.

I've been running the 10240 build which became the RTM/Gold build. I upgraded smoothly over the top of an 8.1 Pro install. So far, it works very, very well. I made some tweaks to alter the way the interface and OS behaves to suit my preferences.

A couple of things that I noticed right off the bat was that I was experiencing better FPS at a lower hardware temperature level. Another was that old games that flatout wouldn't start under 8.1 would now work just fine (SFC 1, 2, and 3. Armada 1 and 2. A couple of others.)

I like it for gaming and I'll be upgrading to the retail release when it hits.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Into the Black Jul 20, 2015, 21:27 Burrito of Peace
 
LittleMe wrote on Jul 20, 2015, 21:25:
NegaDeath wrote on Jul 20, 2015, 19:40:
But....that's socialism! [/outrage]. These customers would be much better off with the private market that won't actually service them.

Umm.. No. People solving their own problems is by definition the private sector at work. That's not socialist. Private market/sector delivering services doesn't necessarily mean profit or business motive.

Now if they begged, pleaded and complained for the government to do it, then yes that would be socialist.


I think your sarcasm detector is broken.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 11, 2015, 12:51 Burrito of Peace
 
This is an amazing show and I am consistently impressed with both its quality and accuracy.  
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